Guest Artist Series: Favianna Rodriguez

Introducing Verve: Guest Artist Series!

  A free public presentation series at Marwen that focuses on the intersection of art, teaching, learning, and social practices.

The Marwen Teaching Artist Fellows are honored to welcome our first guest artist, Favianna Rodriguez on November 15 at 7pm!

This event is for students and their families, teaching artists, and the larger Chicago arts and activist community. Pass the word! Favianna’s artist talk is FREE and open to the public.

Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational visual artist whose work depicts how women, migrants, and outsiders are affected by global politics, economic upheaval, patriarchy, and interdependence. When Favianna is not making art, she is directing CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers and performers in migrant rights. In 2009, she co-founded Presente.org, a national online organizing network dedicated to the political empowerment of Latino communities.

Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights And Art’s Role In Politics: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/26/migration-is-beautiful-artist-favianna-rodriguez-documentary_n_2535690.html

Favianna Rodriguez appears as part of a weeklong series of events and workshops presented by the Chicago Public Library in partnership with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Related programs, as well as an exhibit of Rodriguez’s poster art at Harold Washington Library Center October 14 to March 30, are presented as part of the current One Book, One Chicago program, which explores how migration has shaped Chicago. One Book, One Chicago is presented by the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Library Foundation and sponsors Allstate and BMO Harris. For more information visit onebookonechicago.org. 

 

Verve: Guest Artist Series is a free public presentation series that extends Marwen’s commitment to educate and inspire through the visual arts into the public sphere. Fostering inclusive and accessible dialog, Verve: Guest Artist Series acts as a unique crossroad for young students, parents, educators, collectors, and practicing artists to be in conversation. Each public presentation is enhanced with a studio component, including small group critiques, studio visits, or art-making workshops for Marwen students. Through a focus on the intersection of teaching, learning, and social practices, guest artists share their own artistic practice while igniting new ideas and reimagining the role art can play in building and bridging communities.

 

 

Kate Adams About Kate Adams
Kate Adams is an artist, teaching artist, and mom. As a Marwen staff member she oversees Marwen’s teaching artist professional development, student assessment, and program evaluation. Through her artwork she explores concepts of home, generations and change. You can reach her at kadams@marwen.org

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